Jack Cameron Stanton

About Jack Cameron Stanton

Jack Cameron Stanton is a writer and critic based in Newtown, Sydney. His work has appeared in The Australian, Southerly, Seizure, Voiceworks, Neighbourhood Paper and the Sydney Review of Books. He is editor of the UTS Writers’ Anthology, and is working on his doctorate at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Articles about Jack Cameron Stanton

Articles by Jack Cameron Stanton

Logic in the Ash

Hooper dug through court transcripts, documents and interviews to recreate the Black Saturday bushfires and inquest and to present a context for her account of Brendan Sokaluk’s crimes. If not handled carefully, reconstruction narratives can turn stories into unsolvable puzzles.  This is because they derive their narrative coherence from atomised sources that often conflict with each other. While Hooper does allow her multiple characters many digressions,  The Arsonist achieves its clarity through strict linear chronology.