Kim Barker

Photo credit: William Coupon

Kim Barker was the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009, based in New Delhi and Islamabad. Her book about those years, “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” a dark comedic take on her time in South Asia, was the basis for the movie “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” starring Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Margot Robbie and Billy Bob Thornton.