NOVAS, Himilce. Cuban, b. 1944. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Novels. Career: Playwright, poet, speaker, writer and novelist; owner of public- relations firm in NYC, 1986-91; broadcaster of Novas Report in New England and on KQSB-Radio, Santa Barbara, CA. Publications: Free This Day (play), 1994; The Hispanic 100: A Ranking of Latino Men and Women Who Have Most Influenced American Thought and Culture, 1995; Remembering Selena: A Tribute in Pictures and Words, 1995; Mangos, Bananas, and Coconuts: A Cuban Love Story (novel), 1996;. Address: c/o Arte Publico, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77204, U.S.A.