2022 Title is:

Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers by Marcello Di Cintio


Oxford Reads Gala

Oxford Reads Gala 2022
Saturday October 22nd at 7pm
Virtual event hosted on Zoom
Reserve your free ticket starting September 12 on Eventbrite

Early Birds! Reserve your ticket before September 30th at 11:59pm EST to be entered to win an at-home prize pack for you and 4 friends to enjoy this year's gala in style!


How else can you get involved in this year's Oxfords Reads? 
The easiest way to get involved is to pick up or download a copy of Driven at your local OCL or WPL library and read this year's selection!

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If reading this year’s Oxford Reads title, Driven inspired you enough to inspire others with your own story. Please don’t hesitate to share yours. We would love to hear from you and learn from your experiences: whether you are a newcomer or established in Canada, first-generation or beyond.

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About Driven

Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers by Marcello Di Cintio

DrivenAvailable formats at Oxford County Library – Adult Non-Fiction, Overdrive e-book and Overdrive e-audiobook, Hoopla eBook and Hoopla audiobook
Available formats at Woodstock Public Library – Adult Non-Fiction, Hoopla audiobook and Hoopla eBook

About the author Marcello Di Cintio is an award winning nonfiction writer who has published several books, and many articles and essays in newspapers and magazines across North America and in the United Kingdom. He has worked as the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary, the Calgary Public Library, and the Palestine Writing Workshop

About the book In a series of interviews with North American taxi drivers, Marcello Di Cintio turns the reader’s attention from the passengers to the drivers, focusing on their stories. The result is a thought-provoking book about immigration, struggle, survival and perseverance.

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Previous Oxford Reads Selections

2021 - Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
2020 Crow by Amy Spurway
2019 - Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
2018 - The Purchase by Linda Spalding

About Oxford Reads

A collaboration between Oxford County Library and Woodstock Public Library.

A community-wide reading initiative that connects each of Oxford County’s unique communities while celebrating Canadian literature and fostering discussion.


Selection Criteria

  • Book is written by a Canadian author
  • Is a work of fiction OR non-fiction published within the last five (5) years
  • Has the potential to appeal to a broad audience
  • Title can generate discussion on a variety of topics/issues
  • There is diverse program potential and can work as a community builder
  • The author will ideally have some name recognition or acclaimed work