Among the awesome stories that will be appearing in Noir Nation No. 2 is “Primitive Grace” by Puerto Rican writer Paul Calderon. Lovers of film noir will remember him as Paul, the bartender, in the now classic crime movie Pulp Fiction. Calderon has played other meaty parts in top Hollywood films, including The Last Castle , where he played opposite Robert Redford. (In the clip above, Calderon plays Dellwo, Redford’s top lieutenant leading a well organized prison riot.)
The multi-talented Calderon is a serious writer who studied fiction with famed writing teacher Kaylie Jones, daughter of James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity.
Noir Nation readers may remember Jones as the sharp-eyed editor of the crime fiction anthology, Long Island Noir. The longer we travel the ways and byways and the streets and allies of Noir Nation, the smaller and smaller we find it.