Jonathan Carr (1942–2008) was a British journalist and author, who lived and worked primarily in Germany.
He was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
He worked as a correspondent in turns for Reuters, Radio Free Europe, The Economist, The Financial Times, and again for The Economist. He met then-chancellor Helmut Schmidt professionally; they eventually developed a close personal friendship, and he wrote the biography Helmut Schmidt: Helmsman of Germany in 1985.
His 1993 book Goodbye Germany, occasioned by German reunification, was an international bestseller, and in 1998 he wrote Mahler: a Biography of the Austrian composer.
He died in Königswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia at the age of 66, on 12 June 2008, on the very day his final book The Wagner Clan was published.
- Helmut Schmidt: Helmsman of Germany. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985. ISBN 0-312-36744-9
- Mahler: A biography. Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 1998. ISBN 0-87951-802-2
- The Wagner Clan: The Saga of Germany's Most Illustrious and Infamous Family. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007. ISBN 0-87113-975-8