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Willy Vlautin—-whose second novel, Northline, I reviewed in City Paper a little while back—-reads tonight at Olsson’s in Dupont Circle. He’s joined by British novelist and tipping-fraud investigator Ross Raisin, whose first novel, Out Backward, has just come out stateside. The D.C. angle: George Pelecanos will introduce the reading. (There’s more Pelecanos in the pipeline: His next novel, The Turnaround, has an Aug. 1 publication date, and he’s edited the second volume of D.C. Noir, featuring stories by Edward P. Jones, Marita Golden, Ward Just, and more. It comes out on Akashic Books in September.) —-Mark Athitakis