Russian publisher admits censoring gay romance in U.S fantasy novel

A Russian publisher charged with translating a U.S fantasy novel has admitted removing a plot involving a gay romance.

Shades of Magic

The publisher, Rosmen, was accused of breach of contract by author Victoria Schwab last week.

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The accusation related to Schwab’s book Shades of Magic. The author said the publisher had “redacted the entire queer plot [without] permission.”

“I was absolutely horrified. Wouldn’t have known if not for a Russian reader who read both editions.

“Publisher in total breach of contract.”

Rosmen have admitted removing the romantic scene due to Russian legislation.