For the American composer with a similar name, see Virgil Thomson
Virgil Thompson is an American author. Her first published novel was the 2002 crime drama Final Things: A Novel of Suspense. She lives in Connecticut.
Final Things: A Novel of Suspense, about a man awaiting execution on Connecticut's death row, was published in 2002. The novel is written mainly in the first person to capture, the author has stated, the experience of the condemned protagonist, who, it is established early on, is innocent of the crime for which he is sentenced. Final Things is her first novel.
The author was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on March 23. She lived most of her life in New England, where she raised her son Ryan.