Nobel prizes carry a cash award of 10 million Swedish kronor (nearly $900,000) and will be handed out on Dec 10.
She gained international recognition following the publication of Les Années in 2008, translated into The Years in 2017.
Three scientists from the United States and Denmark were jointly awarded this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a way of snapping molecules together that can be used to design better medicines.
The medal is for their advances in quantum mechanics on the behaviour of subatomic particles, opening the door to work on supercomputers and encrypted communication.
Paabo won the prize for having sequenced the genomes of Neanderthals and Denisovans, and for the fact that these discoveries have resulted in novel insights into human evolution.
The Swedish geneticist won the award for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.
The Krea University has appointed Nobel Laureate Dr Esther Duflo as a member of its governing council.
Unlike the other Nobel prizes, the economics award wasn't established in the will of Alfred Nobel but by the Swedish central bank in his memory in 1968, with the first winner selected a year later.
The impact of COVID-19 vaccines - and the underlying advances - indicate that it shouldn't be long before researchers behind the work get a call from Stockholm.
Since 1987, he has published ten novels and numerous short stories, many of which follow the lives of refugees who dealt with trauma caused by European colonization of the African continent.