Bill Schubart

Bill Schubart has lived with his family in Vermont since 1947. Educated locally and at Exeter, Kenyon, and the University of Vermont. He is fluent in French language and culture, which he taught before entering communications as an entrepreneur. He co-founded Philo Records and is the author of the highly successful Lamoille Stories (2008), a collection of Vermont tales. His bibliography includes three short story collections and four novels. His latest novel Lila & Theron is distributed by Simon and Schuster recently won a Benjamin Franklin Silver Award at the Independent Book Publishers for popular fiction. He has served on many boards and currently chairs the Vermont College of Fine Arts, known for its writing programs. He speaks extensively on the media and the arts, and writes about Vermont in fiction, humor, and opinion pieces. He is also a regular public radio commentator and blogger. He is the great, great nephew of the renowned photographer Alfred Stieglitz and lives in Vermont, with his wife Katherine, also a writer.

Bill Schubart's Posts

An Open Letter to the Vermont Legislature

Dear Legislators, First, thank you all for your willingness to serve your constituents and all Vermonters. You are appreciated by most of us. But please remember, you serve both the… Read More

Children and Families

The nation was appalled by televised scenes on America’s southern border of ICE forcibly separating children from their parents after a Justice Department ruling that to do so was legal… Read More

December Newsletter

Stories and News From Magic Hill December 2018  Vol.1, Issue 9 December Will the premature arrival of snow this fall teach me anything? Yet again, I’m annoyed by the snowfall’s… Read More

Our Atlanta Family Wedding

We just attended a family wedding in Atlanta. And it was the kind of rare family event that stays with one for a lifetime. Not only a joyous commitment of… Read More

Don’t medicate grief

Recently, the leader of a major eastern university observed that twenty-five per cent of his incoming class this year is on some form of prescribed psychotropic medication for ADHD, depression,… Read More

Lila & Theron: Bennington Banner Review

By Michael F. Epstein Bennington Banner Aug. 10, 2017 Vermont, with all of its natural beauty and rich history, is a place where two worlds co-exist side by side, largely… Read More

Lila & Theron: The Herald Review

BY M. D. DRYSDALE for The Herald August 6, 2017 Anyone who wonders what it was like—what it was REALLY like—to grow up on a farm in rural Vermont 100… Read More

VT History Magazine: Horse-drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm

Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm By Peter Gould (Brattleboro: Green Writers Press, 2017 pp. 217, paper $19.95) I had no idea what to expect when I began reading… Read More

Fate People:Pych Central Review

Fat People By BILL SCHUBART Reviewed by DEVON TOMASULO, MFA For his book Fat People, Bill Schubart has created and gathered a collection of stories that will make you rethink your relationship with… Read More

Lila & Theron: Seven Days Review

Lila & Theron Bill Schubart, Charles Michael Publishing, 192 pages. $19.95. To many children, this independence is a blessing; but Theron, already orphaned once, feels more alone. Clearly, Hinesburg’s Bill Schubart hasn’t… Read More

Getting to Know You….

Thanks to the VT Council on World Affairs and the Open World Leadership Program, we just hosted two young women who are journalists in Yaroslava, Russia. And I’m struck by how similar the… Read More