Daniel J. Watkin has been an editor and reporter at the New York Times since 2000. He currently is the deputy editorial director of NYT Global, a team established in 2016 to increase the international audience of the New York Times. Previously, he was a deputy editor in the Culture Department, with responsibility for the daily Arts section and international cultural coverage. A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in the Classics, Mr. Watkin continues to be an avid amateur clarinetist. The Man with the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block is his first book.