Hans Manz (* 16th July 1931 in Wila in the Zurich Oberland ; † 17th November 2016 ) was a Swiss teacher , translator and author of children's books
Hanz Manz, born in the Zurich Oberland in 1931, raised interest in the language with his play-books and poems in his readers. His specialty was, among other things, the tracing of treacherous expressions of speech. As a teacher at a primary school in Zurich , he had tested and improved his own "language skills" together with his pupils.
He also translated children's books, for example, In the Night Kitchen and Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water by Maurice Sendak and The Beast of Monsieur Racine and The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Tomi Ungerer . Manz wrote prose and lyric for adults and made childrens broadcasts for Swiss television .
He has lived as a freelance writer and journalist in Zurich and Italy since 1987 .